Since it was founded 30 years ago, Godoy Córdoba has excelled for its highly specialised legal advice in labour law, social security and corporate immigration law.
Currently, Godoy Córdoba, through the legal structure of a Swiss Verain, which provides to Littler Mendelson PC and Godoy Córdoba the alignment of their successful practices into seamless client service across national borders.
In the past 13 years, the firm has served as a legal labour adviser in Colombia for multinational companies, accomplishing significant mergers, acquisitions, labour audits, collective bargains, litigations, as well as corporate immigration projects.
Our brand DNA
Godoy Córdoba is recognised for its robust international practice; the use of information and communication technologies to enhance operations; its interdisciplinary approach of its practice evidenced by its own methodologies; as well as a firm who built a brand as guarantee of service quality, providing a homogeneous experience to its clients, no matter which attorney is in charge.
Our service units
Labour and employment consulting unit: Our firm is a pioneer in preventive consulting services. Our attorneys perform as permanent consultants of our clients in day-to-day issues and in strategic matters, and contribute to mitigate the labour and employment risks and optimise the management of the human resources.
Labour and employment litigation unit: With our proven, highly efficient methodology, we conceptualise our defense strategies with prior analysis of the associated economic, strategic and political risks to determine the convenience of a legal action. We cover the entire country with a wide network of allied attorneys.
Special projects unit (collective and individual bargaining, and negotiations in corporate labour and employment issues): We have wide experience rendering consulting services in collective bargaining to the organisations. We have accompanied several of the major corporate projects (mergers, acquisitions and restructurings) in the country, from a labour and employment and strategic perspective. We have wide experience generating mutual agreement scenarios.
Auditing units: We accompany our clients in their ongoing labour and employment relations assurance processes and labour due diligence for corporate merger and acquisition processes with our specialised and interdisciplinary team of experts; we also render internal labour auditing services to our clients as well as to contractors. Recently the firm launched with ICONTEC International (the Colombian Institute of Technical Standards and Certification) the first certification in best employment law practices available in Colombia.
Immigration unit: We render our consulting services to conceive individual and collective immigration strategies. We design global mobility policies, audit your migration practices, and accompany your administrative processes and investigations in immigration matters. We process all kinds of visas and permits, among other immigration procedures.
Training unit: We keep our clients updated with the latest regulatory, jurisprudence and doctrinal information, help them avoid conflicts and disputes and guarantee harmonious labour environments.
Intangible assets protection unit: We protect corporate secrecy and the confidential information of your business that could damage the competitive position of your company if used improperly and ruthlessly.
Awards we have won
• Recognised by Chambers and Partners for a sixth consecutive year (2011–2016) as Band 1 Labour and Employment leading firm for Colombia.
• Recognised by Legal 500 (2012–2015) as Top Tier Firm in Labour and Employment law for Colombia.
• Selected by peers for the inclusion in the 2012, 2013, 2014 and 2015 editions of the Best Lawyers list for Colombia, in the practice areas of immigration, labour and employment.
Godoy Córdoba has a team of 8 partners, 51 associates and 50 professional members of the management and administrative team.